I’m a person-centred therapist working online and in person. I aim to provide a warm, welcoming, and supportive space for you to explore anything that’s causing you distress. I have particular experience working with the challenges that LGBTQ+ communities can face, including living with HIV and gender transition.
Person-centred therapy with Anna
Person-centred therapy is quite a gentle form of counselling that doesn’t rely heavily on particular techniques or exercises but instead aims to provide a supportive environment for people to work through their issues in their own way and at their own pace.
I work on the principle that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to facilitate you to find more inner resources and compassion for yourself. I’m unlikely to force you to look at anything you’re not ready to deal with yet but there is still plenty of space for challenge and stepping outside your comfort zone. I also believe that the relationship between therapist and client is really important and can be a place to explore and experiment with different ways of being with and relating to people.
My practice is informed by intersectional and inclusive feminism and anti-oppressive practices. I encourage enquiries from all types of people, including transgender and gender nonconforming people, those in non-monogamous or unconventional relationships, and people from other marginalised groups. In my practice I aim to be mindful of the power dynamics that exist between therapist and client and which can be exacerbated by further social marginalisation such as race, class, age, and more.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-centred)
Working with Complex Trauma – Stage 1
£45 for the first session, £60 thereafter. I run a waiting list for low cost sessions for people on low incomes, these are offered in the range of £30-45 per session.